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New Year celebrations in Bengaluru: What is allowed, what not

Till now, Karnataka has recorded 31 cases of the Omicron variant of which 15 patients have recovered.

December 28, 2021 / 12:43 PM IST

With the rising number of Omicron cases rising in the state, Bengaluru Police Commissioner Kamal Pant on December 27 issued orders to curb non-essential travel during the night curfew hours.

This came after the Karnataka government released guidelines for night curfew to be imposed in the state from 10 pm to 5 am from December 28 to January 7.

"No public events/gatherings to celebrate New Year's Eve shall be allowed anywhere in Bengaluru, commissioner Pant stated.

However, he further added that people who have prior bookings will be allowed to visit pubs, hotels, and clubs.

Till now, Karnataka has recorded 31 cases of the Omicron variant of which 15 patients have recovered. Karnataka is the eighth worst-hit state from the variant across India.

Here's what's allowed in the state:

From December 30-January 2, restaurants/hotels/clubs/pubs will function with 50 percent of their seating capacity strictly adhering to COVID appropriate behavior. All staff members of the said entities should compulsorily possess COVID-19 negative RT-PCR report and be fully vaccinated with two doses of COVID-19 vaccine.

Patients and their attendants /persons requiring emergency need for movement shall be allowed to move.

All industries/companies which require operations at night shall be permitted to operate. Movement of employees of such organisation shall be allowed on producing valid ID card/authorisation issued by their respective organisation/institution.

Only essential staff/employees of IT and ITes company/organisation shall work from office while rest will work from home.

There shall be no restriction in movement of all types of goods through trucks, goods vehicles or any good carriers, including empty vehicles.

Home delivery of goods and operation of e-commerce companies are allowed.

Movement of buses, trains, Metro rail services and air travel are permitted.

Movement of Public Transport, private vehicles and taxis to and fro from airports, bus terminals/bus stand, railway station etc allowed, for facilitating movement of passengers by air, train and road. The movement will be allowed only on displaying valid travel documents/tickets.

Here's what is not allowed:

The movement of individuals shall remain strictly prohibited between 10 om to 5 pm except for essential activities.

Medical, emergency and essential services including pharmacies shall be fully functional and other commercial activities are prohibited.

According to a recent announcement made by CM Bommai, about 97% of the state's eligible population has been vaccinated with the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 76% have been covered with the second dose
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first published: Dec 28, 2021 12:43 pm
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